I hope this interview will raise some awareness in New Zealand. You are a greatly enlightened nation, but the influence of the mutton/lamb/dairy industries is very strong.
To Radha Sahar--it is very good to hear that you are receptive to these ideas. It is very encouraging to see your post here. From that I infer that there is a subculture of people in NZ who are equally tolerant of a new way of looking at dietary issues.
Sometimes we in the US and Europe get an impression that NZ is dominated by the prevailing Australasian mentality that people should eat as much meat as possible and that anyone who disagrees will be marginalized or strongly denigrated.
Sorry, these are the words of someone who has probably never been the victim of a terrible crime or been harmed for life by a psychopath who shows no remorse.
Some things cannot be forgiven. The best way to proceed is to eliminate the offender's presence and move on by refusing to let the damage cripple the rest of your life. Forgiveness is an indulgence for petty offenders, not those who destroy others.
I was traumatized by a psychopath, and I choose to heal and not be a victim by refusing to be emotionally dominated by that experience. I am no longer a victim because I simply refuse to let that experience poison my future. That is true healing, not some acquiescent and misguided notion that the person who tried to wreck my life somehow deserves to be forgiven and that it is my responsibility to adjust my psychological or emotional perspective.
No. It is my responsibility to move forward in life. Not being a victim means not being tied to what that person did to me in any way.
I'm also a vegan chef and have a background in nutritional biochemistry (but am not a registered dietitian). My experience with a weight loss plateau was identical to AJ's. I've put on about twenty pounds over two years from medications and a good serving of old-fashioned laziness. Without thinking about it, I've also added too many very flavorful oils and nuts to my diet. I was able to start paring down the flab only after I returned to my lifelong low-fat diet, even though total calorie intake before and after was the same. When I decreased the proportion of fats and increased starchy vegetable consumption a bit, I finally started making progress.
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Thank you! I've just been informed I am being invited back to Marshall next year to speak and be the Emcee of their now annual New Year, New You fest.
If nuts and seeds stop heart attacks, why is heart disease still the number one killer of all Americans?
And if someone still has fat on their body and they give up nuts as an experiment for 3 weeks, I seriously doubt they will have a heart attack. Excess weight, on the other hand, carries great risks.
Chef AJ looks good in whatever she chooses to wear. Lighten up folks.
Well, if you do care too much, you probably will leave less and stressed. Mental disorder is abused, but I am sure that too much of obsession is harmful. Proved http://en.optimeez.com
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